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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Vice Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. James Cartwright will conduct a press briefing at 2 p.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking Entrance only.  Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs Paul McHale testifies at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Defense and Governmental Affairs on Nuclear Terrorism: providing medical care and meeting basic needs in the aftermath – the federal response at 10 a.m. EDT in room Dirksen Senate Office Building room 342.

The Senate Armed Services Committee will meet to consider the nominations of Nelson M. Ford  to be Under Secretary of the Army, Joseph A. Benkert, to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Security Affairs, Sean J. Stackley, to be Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition and Frederick S. Celec, to be Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Chemical and Biological Defense Programs at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room SD-106, Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Army Col. Charles Flynn, commander of the 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division will brief live from Iraq at 10 a.m. EDT, June 26, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in the Maysan province in Iraq. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.


There are no Speeches available for 6/26/2008. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


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